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Centenary of the Victoria Cross awarded to Private William Young V.C. 1915

100 years ago to this day, Scottish born Private William Young residing in Heysham Street, Preston and a soldier serving with the 8th (Service) Battalion of the¬†East Lancashire Regiment was […]

6 years ago
‘King’s Shilling’ re-enactment on Preston Railway Station

On Monday 4 August at 11am a reconstruction of the ‘Giving of the King’s Shilling’¬†¬†took place using two platforms. ¬†The ‘King’s Shilling’ is an old armed forces tradition dating back […]

7 years ago
1,956 candles lit at the War Memorial for Preston’s fallen in WWI

On Monday evening very large crowds¬†gathered on Preston’s Flag Market¬†to witness 1,956 lit candles being placed around the base of the War Memorial by volunteer carriers to signify the war’s […]

7 years ago
Pictures show role Strand Road factory played in WWI

Inside the production hall on Strand Road As Preston prepares to honour those who fought in the First World War the lid has been lifted on how the city supplied shells to the front line. The Dick, […]

7 years ago
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